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Educational Resources

The Denver Bar Association Public Legal Education Department recruits attorney professionals for many programs that would benefit your classroom. Below is a list of the Denver Bar Association or Colorado Bar Association School Based Programs.  Please click on the tab for more information about that program.

Career Days
• Classroom Speakers
Colorado High School Mock Trial
Constitution Days
Law Day Art Contest
We the People

If you have any questions please contact us at (303) 860-1115.
Carolyn Gravit, Director, DBA Public Legal Education Department

or

Meghan Bush, Program Manager, DBA Public Legal Education Department

 

CAREER DAYS

 

Would you like an attorney or judge to come speak to your classroom about their profession?

Topics discussed are:

* What do Lawyers do?
* Requirements to becoming a lawyer and Judge
* What other law related professions are there?

If you are interested please contact the Denver Bar Association Public Legal Education Department at 303-860-1115.

 

CLASSROOM SPEAKERS

This program offers attorneys and judges to speak to your students on a wide variety of topics that covers historical law, professionally related laws, legalities around current issues, and miscellaneous legal topics. A list of topics for which we have speakers and more information on how to participate in this program is available here 

 

COLORADO BAR ASSOCIATION HIGH SCHOOL MOCK TRIAL PROGRAM

Since 1985, the Colorado Bar Association (CBA) has proudly sponsored the CBA High School Mock Trial Program. This program is funded by the CBA Litigation Section and the Colorado Bar Foundation. This educational program is one of more than forty-five educational programs in Colorado and  is one of the leading and most respected programs in the country.

 

More than 100 high school teams participates in Colorado’s mock trial program. Approximately 1,500 students perform as attorneys and/or witnesses in a court case. Hundreds of attorneys, judges, teachers, and other community leaders volunteer their time to instruct students about the judicial system and the trial process through this educational program.

 

 

 

CONSTITUTION DAYS

The Denver Bar Association recruits volunteers into your classroom for Constitution Day.  We celebrate this national holiday on September 17th.  The DBA would be happy to recruit an attorney in your classroom the week of September 17th. This day is an American federal holiday that recognizes the ratification of the United States Constitution which was signed in 1787. A DBA volunteer will speak about the constitution and pass out pocket constitutions to your students.  If interested in having a speaker please contact the Denver Bar Association Public Legal Education Department at 303-860-1115

LAW DAY ART CONTEST

The Denver Bar Association celebrates Law Day on May 1st.  The Denver Bar Association Public Legal Education Department celebrates by a K-5 grade Law Day Art Contest.  Each year the American Bar Association comes up with a theme for the day and we will post it on this page.  The contestants will be divided into two categories. Category one will be K–2nd grades. Category two will be 3rd–5th grades. Below are the guidelines for the 2031 Law Day art contest. More information on this fun event and how to participate is available here.

 

WE THE PEOPLE

The Denver Bar Association will recruit attorney volunteers to judge a We the People Congressional Hearing.  Please contact the Denver Bar Association Public Legal Educatin Department 6-8 weeks prior to your scheduled congressional hearing at 303-860-1115